So I'm interning/working with a producer (henceforth known as Jason), and within this year I'm going to go from intern/assistant to paid engineer. Point is- I'm learning about producing from him. I contacted a band about producing their next full-length for them, and they seemed really into it. We started talking about prices (I know, shouldn't talk money online- mistake admitted) and I offered $500/day (Jason and I are fairly confident I would be able to earn that.) This is comes to about $40/hour each day, and we can stretch recording out over a few months, with flexible payment plans. Well after telling them about the studio, and what we offer as a private production studio over other public studios in the area (better gear, better atmosphere- among other things) and having them sound really psyched- I stop hearing from them. I'm pretty sure they're going to go to another local studio with another kid my age (I'm 20.) This studio is nowhere near as nice (I recorded there when I was 17, so I know how the studio is run- it's extremely unprofessional,) just cheaper. This seems to always happen to me. I contact tons of bands- without even mentioning money- and (in essence) say "I'm interested in working with your band" and get no response at all, or this kid steals their business. Yes, I'm bitter. How should I handle something like this? I'm new to the business side of recording, and things like this are very disheartening. What are good ways of networking that could help the chances of me obtaining business?